Summer Internship - Building Surveying
About Gerald Eve LLP
Gerald Eve provides property consultancy services to investors, occupiers and developers. We operate a national network of nine offices and an International Alliance, with partner firms covering 20 European countries and all major US markets. Our specialist sectors include industrial and logistics, alternative markets, the London office market, public sector and corporate real estate services.
Gerald Eve’s partners take pride in their reputation as leading experts and our highly regarded sector specialist teams continue to attract the best talent in the market. We offer comprehensive property advice to public and private sector clients, which includes over 40 of the FTSE100 and some of the largest property portfolios in the UK. Clients benefit from long-term trusted advisor relationships, with client teams providing advice across the full spectrum of property services. Gerald Eve thrives as a privately-owned partnership and the “we are all in this together” approach is respected across the business.
What sets us apart from our competitors is the way in which we value our people. Our values define our culture: Trust and Integrity, Respect, Friendliness and Excellence. We are a previous Times 100 Best Employer and Estates Gazette Employer of the Year 2018. Our ESG commitments include our dedication to moving beyond net zero carbon and becoming carbon negative for all our operations and business travel by 2030. To achieve our wider ambition of rapidly reducing our environmental impact, we have developed Our Shared Future Framework which identifies areas of change across our business, as well as ways we can help our people to live more sustainable lives and create a positive impact in our community. Our Diversity approach is central to the business, championed by our Senior Partner, Simon Prichard, who is currently Chair of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) UK and Ireland Board.
What is it like to work at Gerald Eve?
Most new joiners to Gerald Eve remark on the friendly welcome they receive from colleagues. From lunch-time yoga and pilates classes, sports teams and book and chess clubs to pro bono and charity work, we strive to strike the right balance between work and social activities.
In 2018, we won the Vitality Healthiest Workplace in the UK award (mid-sized firm) and we encourage healthy eating and mental wellbeing across the business. Our commitment to our employees health and wellbeing is highlighted in our social and people agenda. How we build long term, sustainable relationships with our people, our communities and the societies within which we do business is of the upmost importance both internally and externally. Our Green Ambassadors support our campaign for sustainability in the workplace. Meeting once a month, you can share ideas with the committee to help establish steps towards a greener workplace. You can also join our Wellbeing Committee or become an Ambassador and help to drive future positive changes across the business. We provide support with financial, mental, physical and social wellbeing, giving you access to a wide range of resources.
We want to ensure you can bring your wholeself to work and to create and enhance an inclusive culture where diversity is celebrated and valued. Our objectives are to improve diversity at all levels of the firm. To do this we need to foster a working environment of open mindedness, through training, management practices, engagement and increased involvement across the firm as whole. We have dedicated D&I and LGBTQIA+ Committee’s who meet regularly to discuss initiatives and actions that are in place, and to get ideas and feedback on what else we can be doing.
About the Role
Gerald Eve prides itself on being able to offer the highest standard of training and dedicated support for all its graduates and surveyors, continuing throughout their careers. We are a well-established, professional and highly regarded Partnership within the industry, consistent in our goal to recruit bright, dynamic people who will grow with the Firm and become our Partners of the future.
We will give you the chance to get stuck in from day one and have direct access to Partners on a day-to-day basis. We offer opportunities of going on site visits, attending client meetings, writing reports and doing research for projects, which will assist in enhancing your technical or practical knowledge and improve your business awareness, communication, planning, organising, problem-solving, teamwork, confidence and networking skills. You will have the opportunity to work within either the Building Consultancy or Lease Exit team.
We are offering 4 weeks of full-time paid work experience to sixth form or university students who are interested in pursuing a career in property/building surveying. Students must possess enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and expand their skills and knowledge.
The work experience will be taking place between 5th June – 30th June 2023 and 3rd July – 29th July 2023, you will be required to confirm in your application which of these dates are suitable.
Applications can be made until 7th April 2023.
Our application process is pretty straightforward, we will ask for a copy of your CV and for you to answer some questions. Our second stage will be a virtual interview with a member from the HR team and an opportunity for you to ask any questions and learn more about the internship.